Dracaena Song of India


Dracaena’s are good beginners plants since it does fine in lower light conditions and sparse watering habits. Dracaena’s tend to be more vertical growing, like a column, so they can easily fit in an empty corner. Some varieties, like Song Of India, can grow wide, however, they can be cut and controlled. Beautiful yellow and green striped leaves!


Part Sun
Pet Toxic

The Dirt

Native to Madagascar and nearby islands of the Indian Ocean. Dracaena is derived from Ancient Greek meaning female dragon. Dracaena’s grow upright and the stem is called cane. These houseplants can increase to be 10ft in height. In order to propagate or control the height you will need to cut the top of the cane. Not harmful to humans but toxic for animals. The lower leaves may fall off, but that is just the nature of the plant, don’t overly worry. 

Part Sun

This plant likes most rooms with windows facing west or east. You could place it in a spot away from a very sunny window – as light intensity goes down quick as you move away from the light source.


Water one a week. Before watering, feel the soil, top layer should be dry, if not dry wait a day or two. If the soil still is wet you risk giving the plant too much water, you don’t want it to rot.

Pet Toxic

Only when ingested it may cause mild oral and gastrointestinal upsetness. Keep out of reach from pets and small children.

Dracaena Song of India

Care Tips

The soil should not be soggy, but moist. If overwatered the leaves might become yellow and it might result in root rot

Dracaena’s are fairly disease resistant but can get the occasional pest when the temperatures are hot or when air is too dry. The pests hide in the nodes under the leaves so keep an eye out and spray them off with warm water if seen

When watering, aim for the soil, so that the roots receive the water and it does not get stuck in the nods. If so, rot can appear

Native to Madagascar

Common Names

Song of Jamaica
Song of India

Botanical Name

Dracaena Reflexa



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